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Dr. Dre named Forbes' highest earning musician of 2012

'The Next Episode' hitmaker Dr. Dre has been crowned this year's highest earning musician by Forbes magazine.

The rapper and producer came out at No.1 in a poll of the Top 25 and according to Forbes has earned an incredible $110 million in the past 12 months alone.

The vast majority of his income was made up from sales of his popular Beats by Dre headphones, which gave Dre a staggering $100 million before tax.

Other superstars to feature in the Top 10 include Sir Elton John at No.3 with an annual turnover of $80 million, X Factor USA judge Britney Spears at 7 with $58m, and Taylor Swift at No.8 with an impressive yearly income of $57m.

Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Beyoncé also all made the list and the full results are as follows:

01. Dr. Dre - $110 million
02. Roger Waters - $88 million
03. Sir Elton John - $80 million
04. U2 - $78 million
05. Take That - $69 million
06. Bon Jovi - $60 million
07. Britney Spears - $58 million
08. Sir Paul McCartney - $57 million
08. Taylor Swift - $57 million
10. Justin Bieber - $55 million
10. Toby Keith - $55 million
12. Rihanna - $53 million
13. Lady Gaga - $52 million
14. Foo Fighters - $47 million
15. P. Diddy - $45 million
15. Katy Perry - $45 million
17. Kenny Chesney - $44 million
18. Beyonce - $40 million
19. Red Hot Chili Peppers - $39 million
20. Jay-Z - $38 million
21. Coldplay - $37 million
22. Adele - $35 million
22. Kanye West - $35 million
24. Michael Buble - $34 million
25. Sade - $33 million

 

 

 

Watch Dre's music video for 'Still D.R.E' here: